Michael D Higgins

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Barry Douglas: ‘My parents paid £1.50 a year for me to have piano lessons, it was heavily subsidised’

To all of you who have ever sat back and let the soothing strains of beautiful music wash over you, lulling you into much-needed relaxation, here’s a (...)

President Michael D Higgins with mourners at the funeral of civil rights leader Ivan Cooper, who died  aged 75 on Wednesday  following a long illness. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Northern Ireland civil rights leader Ivan Cooper believed “to his last breath” that a better future was possible, President Michael D Higgins said, af(...)

Unshamed Magdalenes: among the women who met President Michael D Higgins last year were Rita Lawlor, from Raheny in Dublin, Sally Donohoe, from Ballymun in Dublin, and Catherine Mary O’Connor, from Julianstown, in Co Meath. Portraits by Cyril Byrne

The list of injustices faced by more than 10,000 women who were confined at one point to Magdalene laundries in Ireland is long and harrowing: the los(...)

Jimmy Reardon in 1948: his 400m best of 47.6 would have won him a bronze medal at the 2018 Irish championships, 70 years after he ran it.

“We could sure use you guys at Villanova” – the famous words spoken to Ireland’s first US scholarship athlete, Jimmy Reardon, who passed away on Thurs(...)

Sipho Sibanda and Aylisha Hogan pictured at the launch of A Prison Without Walls - Asylum, Migration and Human Rights report. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Human rights activists have called on Stormont departments to used devolved powers to “step up and make Northern Ireland a good place for asylum seeke(...)

The funeral hearse  of Phillomena Lynott passes the seafront in Sutton, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Philomena Lynott was “a force of nature”, mourners at her funeral in Dublin were told. The voice of her son Phil, lead singer and bassist with Thin L(...)

I’ve long believed Bloomsday should be a national holiday. Or that the June Bank Holiday should be transferred to the 16th of this month. The weather (...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina with  King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands and  Nya Maasland (6) from Madelief School and Arantxa Carroll of Gaelscoil Cholmcille, Coolock Lane. Photograph: Maxwells

President Michael D Higgins met with the Dutch King and Queen at Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Neth(...)

Aileen Donnelly, who has been nominated  to sit on the Court of Appeal. Photograph: Collins

High Court judge Justice Aileen Donnelly has been nominated to sit on the Court of Appeal, following a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday. The vacancy on th(...)

 President Michael D Higgins hosts a meeting with representatives of the group of small island developing states. Photograph:  Maxwell

Ireland stands with small island states in acknowledging their vulnerability in a world that is in crisis – “ethically, ecologically, with widening an(...)

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